This weekend sees Cardiff Blues hold their sixth Regional Clubs Day when they take on Treviso in the RaboDirect PRO 12 this Saturday 6.30pm kick off
Every club within the Cardiff Blues region can claim up to 25 complimentary tickets to watch the match with this being the only chance this season for clubs to watch a match at the Arms Park for absolutely free.
The first Regional Clubs Day was held in March 2008 when the Blues faced Munster, followed up by matches celebrating the regional clubs against Scarlets, Connacht, Ulster and last year’s fixture against Aironi.
The Regional Clubs Day is now firmly part of the Blues calendar and a celebration of rugby in the Blues region and the Blues expect to welcome over 30 clubs to the match. Cardiff Blues have a strong relationship with each club who has produced some outstanding players for both the Blues and Wales over the years.
Many of the young rugby players will have the opportunity to play at Cardiff Arms Park in the half time tag games and all the clubs in the region have also adopted a player for the season, who will visit them to deliver coaching sessions or trophy presentations.
There will be a mascot race ahead of kick off and at half time during the Treviso match there will be a regional clubs parade with representatives from each clubs in attendance.
Speaking of the match, Chris Ower, Blues Community and Coach Development Manager said,
"We always enjoy holding our Regional Clubs Day with Cardiff Blues and this Saturday’s match promises to be no different.”
"There is a strong bond between our clubs and region and the day is a celebration of that relationship.”
“A lot of the senior squad would have started there careers at clubs in our region and the Regional Clubs Day allows us to maintain that link.”
“Hopefully the youngsters will generate a lot of noise and it’s a great way of bringing everyone together."
For further information on this year’s Regional Clubs Day please contact Georgina Hughes on 029 2030 2016 or email [email protected]